In the interchangeably morphing online film discourse space post-pandemic debate around awards contenders seems to be getting even more niche and fragmented. Spearheaded by the kind of people who would not know what cinema with a shred of populism if it hit them with the speed and force of an oncoming freight train. The kindContinue reading “Tar. Online Film Discourse Eats Its Own Tail”
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Attack of the Hollywood Clichés. Quick Review.
Rob Lowe hosts this random Netflix comedy special, aiming at the myriad of Hollywood cliches in modern cinema. A production like this is the very definition of mildly entertaining. A surprisingly robust list of star names,# Film Twitter pundits and behind the camera talent go on a whistle-stop tour of some well-known film making tropesContinue reading “Attack of the Hollywood Clichés. Quick Review.”
Disney + Premier Access in Cinemas. #1. Cruella.
Modern Disney live-action remakes have developed a distinct formula. Stale, bland and without much sense of creative energy. These productions make money on birthright alone. For the opening act Cruella, a period piece origin story for Cruella de Vil set in a punk rock 1970s London looks like it’s following the predetermined path to aContinue reading “Disney + Premier Access in Cinemas. #1. Cruella.”